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for millions of americans. the postal service could go bankrupt and hurricane sandy relief could be stalled. so what needs to happen for congress to wake up? "outfront" tonight -- welcome. >> first for you, the fiscal cliff, the world's most predictable political problem. this is the cover of "the washington post" the day after the election saying time to deal with the debt. everybody knows it. that was the whole idea, right? this was the big plan. election year is too divisive to get anything done. just kick the lame duck. so what happened? why can't congress find a way to work together, even with a gun at their head? >> because they don't get along. i think it may have been naive of some of us to think that the election was going to be the magic formula and they would play well in the sand box after the election. what's it going to take? i think it's going to take for us to go off the cliff and the american public demanding action. i think we're going to see that over and over again. it's going to be the american public demanding action on gun control. it's going to be the american public dem
, and i think people watched me for the last number of weeks in hurricane sandy doing 18-hour days and getting right back up the next day and being just as effective in the job so i don't think that's a problem. >> so is that or isn't it a fair question? "outfront" tonight, john avalon, who knows a thing or two about all of our presidents and all the history surrounding them. let me start by the obvious question, you're a heartbeat away from the presidency when you're a vice president, that wassen issue when people talking about him being a possible running mate this time around. when you're the president and you potentially do have health risks, isn't that a fair question for the american people to ponder? >> i think it's a fair question toonder in the ballot box. i don't think it's a legitimate question to throw at a guy who's thinking about running for president. look, at the end of the day, the american people are smart. they're going to make a judgment about someone's weight. ultimately, it's about job performance. and i'm with chris christie on this one. look, people in the c
ultimately it's about job performance. people in the country have seen him respond to hurricane sandy, working around the clock, and he's done by all accounts an exemplary job. that's what matters. that's the key criteria. >> you're right. >> but will some people take it as a style point? sure. but it's not the real substance. >> way outside the style of all of this. there is facts behind this. the national institutes of health say if you're about 5'11" and weigh 215 pounds, you're considered obese. and the risks that are scientifically associated with being obese are severe. i mean, blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, certain cancers. that's unavoidable, those are realities. and that, by the way, are just at obese. there are other statistics for being even heavier than that, and chris christie's never said how heavy he is, but isn't that a concern for the leader of the free world to be at risk for this many more diseases than the average guy? >> it's a concern, but the american people would have to take that into account. and if he decides to run for pres
. >>> the city of newtown, connecticut, has received so many gifts since the december 14th shooting at sandy hook elementary that a local official has asked people to stop sending items like teddy bears and blankets, because postal workers can't handle the volume. officials say they should donate the items to needy children and families in their own community instead. >>> another sign that people are truly worried about the fiscal cliff. an index that tracking consumer confidence fell more than expected in december, to 65.1. now, that's down from 71.5 reading in november, and well below the estimate of 70. barclay's economist deen mackey tells us, consumers, quote, recognize they face a large, potential drop in income if no agreement on the fiscal cliff is regioned soon. let's hope washington is listening. >>> environmental protection agency administrator lisa jackson has announced that she will step down from her post after the president's state of the union address in february. in a statement, jackson says she's leaving the epa, quote, confident the ship is sailing in the right direction. >>> r
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